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'Great leap backward for Queensland': interstate lawyers slam Jarrod Bleijie's reforms

Amy Remeikis Two interstate lawyers say law reforms enacted by Qld's Attorney-General have set the state back hundreds of years.

Partygoers must have say on liquor laws: Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie

Amy Remeikis Attorney-General says Fortitude Valley revellers can make some noise about licensing changes.

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Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie quiet on potential bikie law changes

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Amy Remeikis Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie can not say if the government will re-write its anti-association and criminal gang laws, if the legislation is struck down by the High Court.

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Bikie gangs threaten Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie

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Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has been threatened by bikie gangs angry at the state's new laws cracking down on them.

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Jarrod Bleijie rejects Tony Fitzgerald criticism

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Tony Moore Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has dismissed Tony Fitzgerald QC’s criticism of the Newman Government’s law reform process.

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Jarrod Bleijie takes on unions, bikies and lawyers in one week

Amy Remeikis It has been an extraordinary week for the man they have labeled the Boy Wonder.

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Royal visit comes to Brisbane

William and Kate visit Manly Beach on Friday to view a surf life saving display.

Marissa Calligeros Prince William and his wife Kate are due to greet crowds in Brisbane on the fourth day of their 10-day Australian tour on Saturday.

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Former CMC commisioners pan watchdog changes

Amy Remeikis Five former commissioners of the Crime and Misconduct Commission fear the government may have missed the point when it comes to the CMC’s independence.

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No retrial for Graham Stafford in Leanne Holland case

The man acquitted of murdering Queensland schoolgirl Leanne Holland won't face a retrial.

Queenslanders given power to launch class actions

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Cameron Atfield Wronged Queenslanders will be given the power to launch class actions against the government and businesses in a move Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said would “rebalance the scales of...

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Detectives furious over sentence handed to brutual rapist Richard Quincy Williams

Marissa Calligeros Senior police are outraged at the sentence handed to a man convicted of the vicious rape of a young triathlete on the Gold Coast four years ago.

Paroled inmates unable to find accommodation returning to prison at $70,000 a year


Tony Moore Queensland prisoners eligible for parole are struggling to find suitable accommodation so some are spending up to two years longer than they need to in jail, each costing taxpayers $70,000 a year.

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Asbestos plan struck by government and councils

Local councils will be responsible for asbestos removal for residential properties, while the state co-ordinate the removal from commercial dwellings.

Amy Remeikis Government to indemnify local councils from asbestos removal risk as part of a five-year strategy to manage the safe removal of the deadly fibre.

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Search begins to replace Walter Sofronoff


Amy Remeikis As the judiciary and the government attempt to move on from the latest skirmish dividing George Street, attention is turning to who will replace Walter Sofronoff as the state’s second law officer.

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Crime and Misconduct Commission to become Crime and Corruption Commission

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Amy Remeikis The state’s corruption watchdog will be renamed and refocused under wide-sweeping reforms the government plans to introduce to parliament on Wednesday afternoon.

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Government to give itself power to appoint watchdogs


Amy Remeikis The government will have the power to appoint the Crime and Corruption Commission chair, CEO and commissioners without bipartisan support under its planned reforms.

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Drug trafficking raids: inside the alleged syndicates

Cash seized in raids by the anti-bikie squad in Brisbane and the Gold Coast over the past two days.

Kristian Silva A drug-trafficking syndicate exploited flaws in domestic airport security to smuggle millions of dollars worth of drugs from Victoria to Queensland, police allege.

Campaign spending caps to be lifted

Amy Remeikis As federal government tightens campaign financing, Queensland opens floodgates.

Daniel Morcombe's murderer Brett Peter Cowan sentenced

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Marissa Calligeros Brett Peter Cowan sentenced to life in prison for 13-year-old Daniel Morcombe's abduction and murder.

Tough youth justice laws passed

Amnesty International says youth justice reforms stand in ?direct conflict? to major human rights standards.

Amy Remeikis Laws allow naming of juvenile offenders and removing principle of detention as last resort.

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